Police are investigating after reporting threats to multiple Frisco ISD campuses on social media, school officials announced Sunday.
In a letter to parents in the district, Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said the threat was directed at some of the district’s middle and high schools. Student absences from the district will be excused on Monday, Waldrip said in the letter.
“After last weekend’s events at Allen Outlet Mall and an incident at Stonebriar Mall, we understand that safety concerns run high in our community, especially when it comes to our students,” Waldrip wrote.
Frisco police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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The threat made to Frisco ISD follows at least two similar incidents in other North Texas school districts.
Azle Police said officers responded to a threat at Azle High School on Friday after “an unknown male said he was carrying weapons inside the high school.”
The campus was locked down, but officers found no evidence of a threat.
Azle police and school district authorities are investigating, the department said.
Lake Worth ISD announced on its Facebook page that one of its campuses was also threatened on Friday. Lake Worth Police were called to investigate the threat, which turned out to be false, the precinct said in its post.